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Recent Awards

Vault’s Top Law Firms for Quality of Life and Diversity

Herbert Smith Freehills’ New York office was featured for the first time and rated highly in Vault’s 2022 “Quality of Life” rankings. 

The firm was ranked in the following categories:

  • 4 for Quality of Work
  • 19 for Firm Culture
  • 38 for Best Law Firms to Work For
  • 20 for Hours
  • 21 for Integration of Laterals & Clerks
  • 23 for Satisfaction
  • 29 for Wellness
  • 30 for Racial and Ethnic Diversity

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Herbert Smith Freehills’ Johannesburg Alternative Legal Services (ALT) team has been named the Alternative Service Provider of the Year at this year’s African Legal Awards. The African Legal Awards recognise exceptional achievement from Africa’s legal elite.

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IJGlobal Awards – European Legal Adviser of the Year

Herbert Smith Freehills won over the independent judging panel with one lauding HSF’s 2020 calendar year performance as an “impressive diversified portfolio of successful deals”.

Judges said: “HSF had a strong year and closed some interesting deals which made them the top choice for me. The firm had a good mix of traditional infra and transition transactions with the BP Equinor deal – a key strategic step for BP – and an interesting interconnector.” “HSF stood out in a very competitive category as a law firm with a great variety of transactions and multiple sectors and geographies. The submission clearly set out the key challenges and how HSF worked with clients to resolve those to deliver successful projects.”

Lawyer Awards 2020 - Litigation Team of the Year

We have been highly commended for Best Client Service and commended as Litigation Team of the Year at this year’s Lawyer Awards 2020.

The Times annual Best Law Firms 2021

We have been recognised in The Times annual Best Law Firms 2021. We have been commended in: administrative & public law; banking & finance; commercial dispute resolution; commercial property; company & commercial; employment; energy & renewables; financial crime & fraud & regulatory; insolvency & restructuring; insurance; intellectual property; landlord & tenant; mergers & acquisitions; planning; professional negligence; and tax

Australasian Law Awards 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills won Australian Deal Team of the Year, Debt Market Deal of the Year, Equity Capital Market Deal of the Year, M&A Deal of the Year, International Deal of the Year and Australian Deal of the Year. Partner Tony Damian was named Australian Dealmaker of the Year and solicitor Myra Beal was named Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year.

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